As we head for Christmas you might want to think about making a winter container. As the festive season approaches you can put some seasonal cheer in to your garden by creating colourful containers using plants that look their best as the temperatures drop. To create big impact in winter you need big pots, this is also practical, because if you get gales and rain they are less likely to blow over. Here are some ideas for making containers for outdoor decorations for the Christmas season. This video shows you how to use vibrant cold-weather plants and flowers to brighten up your garden throughout the dark winter months.
- Put some pieces of broken flower pots on the bottom just to stop the drainage hole from being blocked with compost.
- Use a combination of peat free multi-purpose compost and John Innes number three which is soil based. Mixing the two together ensures that the pot won’t get too heavy or water logged.
- Fill to about two or three inches from the rim to allow plenty of room for all the plants you’ll be adding.
- Winter flowering Pansies create real impact.
- Plant them as close together as you like, because they don’t grow much during the winter.
This video shows you how to create a winter container using branches, berries and evergreens. You can put them anywhere you want in the landscape because light requirements do not matter.